jockey milestones

From Pine Bench To Golden Gate Fields Winner’s Circle: Desormeaux Happy To Be On ‘Live’ Mounts Again

Hall of Fame jockey Kent Desormeaux has won 6,049 races in North America, including the Kentucky Derby and Preakness three times each, the Belmont Stakes and six Breeders’ Cup events. So what is he doing these days riding cheap claimers at Golden Gate Fields in Albany, Calif.? “We got great offers from the leading outfits […]

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Luis Saez: Ride Five Winners At Gulfstream Park; Rinse, Repeat

Luis Saez, who rode five winners Thursday, won five more races Friday at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. Saez opened the day with back-to-back victories aboard Rhythm Section ($12.40) in Race 1 and Miz Chaplin ($3.80) in Race 2 before scoring aboard Azrael ($14.80) in Race 6, Money Moves ($12.40) in Race 9, and […]

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Gulfstream Park: Luis Saez Bags Five Winners; Edgar Prado Ties Cordero (Again)

Jockey Luis Saez rode five winners on Thursday’s 10-race card at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale, Fla., while notching his fourth straight 100-win Championship Meet season in the process. Saez rode his 100th winner in Race 4 aboard Blakey ($5.20) before going on to win four more races. He came right back in Race 5 to […]

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Updated: Edgar Prado Gets Win No. 7,057, Tying Angel Cordero As Eighth All-Time By Races Won

Edgar Prado moved into a tie with fellow Hall of Fame jockey Angel Cordero Jr. as Thoroughbred racing’s eighth leading riders in the all-time races-won standings Wednesday, scoring his 7,057th career victory at Gulfstream Park in Hallandale Beach, Fla. Prado won aboard Cory Gal ($5) in front-running fashion in Race 4. “It’s an honor to […]

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Sweet 16: Charlie Marquez Rides First Winner At Laurel Park

Racing first off the claim for trainer Phil Schoenthal’s Kingdom Bloodstock, Inc., Sierra Leona rallied from mid-pack for a three-quarter-length triumph Thursday at Laurel Park in Laurel, Md., to give jockey Charlie Marquez his first professional win. It was the eighth mount for the 16-year-old Marquez, who debuted Jan. 1 at Laurel, finishing fourth on […]

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Talamo Hits 2,000-Win Milestone Aboard Glatt Trainee Rizzi’s Honor At Los Alamitos

More than 13 years after he collected the first win of his career in his native Louisiana, jockey Joe Talamo picked up his 2,000th  victory with Rizzi’s Honors in Thursday’s fifth race at Los Alamitos in Cypress, Calif. The 3-5 favorite against five opponents in the $20,351 starter allowance, the 6-year-old With Distinction mare pressed […]

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On The Threshold: Smith Remembers His Grade 1 Triumphs At Del Mar

Hall of Fame jockey Mike Smith has 215 Grade 1 stakes victories in his career, one short of tying the retired Jerry Bailey for the wins recorded at the highest-level events in racing. While he’s aware of the circumstances, Smith knows from the experience of breaking many records in many categories that envisioning and doing […]

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Manny Franco Bags Five Winners On Friday Belmont Park Card

Jockey Manny Franco rode five winners on Friday at Belmont Park in Elmont, N.Y., including the first four races on Friday’s eight-race card. “Thankfully, I got on good horses today with good chances,” said Franco, who had a mount in each race on the card. “I just tried to work out good trips, ride good […]

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Irad Ortiz Jr. Bags Five Winners On Saratoga Card

Irad Ortiz, Jr. notched the first five-win day by any jockey during the summer meet at Saratoga Race Course, going 5-for-7 on his mounts on Wednesday. Ortiz, Jr. started the day in fifth in the jockey standings but quickly moved up, riding Team Win (No. 5, $9.10 on a $2 win wager) in the opening […]

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